About Museum Cafe
The Museum Cafe is a full service restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, offering fine dining with an International-fusion menu. Its superb ambiance is matched by an amazing wine list and features freshly prepared food utilizing seasonal local ingredients.
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Robert S. Kerr & Hudson
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Thursday night from May to October we feature a full cash bar and live music on the rooftop of the museum from 5-10:30.
Full service catering including event planning services
Nearby metered parking & parking lots available
Public transit stops nearby
Private Party Facilities:
Private party option - banquet rooms leased through Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Private Party Contact:
Ahmad Farnia & Lauren Cates: 4052356262
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Museum Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Have been to Museum Cafe several times. ...
Have been to Museum Cafe several times. Don't be misled by the word Cafe. This is a very nice restaurant (covered tables with fresh flowers) with excellent food. It is very light and open. The fried green tomatoes as an appetizer are delicious. Great food!
Nice cafe to eat at after touring the mu ...
Nice cafe to eat at after touring the museum, which was amazing by the way!
Dinner was fabulous as well as the soups. Can't say much for the salads, the salad
could have been made fresher, the spinach strawberry salad had strawberries that looked a few days old, not crisp and bright red as fresh strawberries should be and the ceasar salad (lettuce) was the same way, not so fresh, had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers which is not catoritized as ceasar salad in my opinion, more like a house salad, other than that the dinner and soups ( tomatoe bisque and lobster bisque was absolutely delicious and service was great!!
The dining room looks nice: white table ...
The dining room looks nice: white table cloths, comfortable chairs, elegant place settings. The service, however, is slow. During our recent visit, it took over 20 minutes for our sandwiches to arrive. During that time, the wait staff did not bring the iced tea that we had ordered. The food was not particularly memorable.
Have been eating dinner here before Civi ...
Have been eating dinner here before Civic Center events for about 12 yrs and also when visiting the MOA for lunch and have never had a bad meal. Consistently fresh and memorable food. Have been here with all ages and even my grand children love it! A great dining place for all occasions.
I made a reservation for lunch on Father ...
I made a reservation for lunch on Father's Day for 1pm. When we arrived there was a long line at the hostess station and a number of open tables. Some tables were open but had been stripped of table cloths and settings. I waited a long time just to speak with the hostess, all while standing in a crowded space where my party and I couldn't seem to get out of the way of other customers and servers. We were told that there would be a wait to get our table set up, even though we had a reservation. When they did start setting the table it was one right next to the crowded/cramped hostess station, even though there were a number of other open tables further away from the bustle. I asked for a different table, and we waited another 10 minutes to be seated. When they brought us to the new table, it hadn't been set, and even after we ordered we had to take the sugar/salt/pepper from another table. By the time we finished eating the majority of the restaurant had cleared out. The waiter brought the bill and then disappeared or chatted for prolonged periods with other tables. I had planned to pay with card, but ended up asking my table to dig for cash just so we could leave.
I had always heard such great things about the Museum Café, so I was really disappointed by this experience, especially because I was wanting to do something special with my dad on Father's Day. I know holidays are busy, but with a reservation and many open tables, I was confused about why we had to wait so long to be seated. Likewise, there was no reason with a mostly empty restaurant that our server couldn't have come back for the check.
I couldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone with good conscience.
daddy-daughter date success
Went here and hit the art museum before lunch for daddy-daughter date with my teenager. Was so delicious! I had the seafood mac&cheese and she had the spring ravioli. The seafood was cooked perfectly and pasta was nicely al dente. She said hers was superb, and for a teenager has a well developed palate so would criticize of deserving.
Service was very good, quick but not rushed. Friendly.
Overall, excellent. Will definitely have to come back with wifey! :)
Service needs some work
Got seated right away, server very slow. Thought she had to many tables to take care of till I asked her how many she had, she replied 5. I could not find a reason why she took for ever to even refill our water glasses? The food, top notch! The person setting up the tables took extra care in setting the tables right! I'm sorry no excuse on the why the bad service. High end restaurants need high end server's.
Quiet and elegant, but not stuffy
I needed a quiet place to take a client and discuss business over dinner. This place was perfect. We had an excellent server and the food was very good. We split the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, and they were perfect. I had the ravioli, and it was tasty. We did not have cocktails or desert. This was on a Thursday night, and it was not crowded. The server immediately asked if an obligation to be at the theater or elsewhere. We did not, but I thought it was nice that he asked.
Now a " Hidden Treasure"
The location of this restaurant is difficult to get too because of the ongoing street construction work, but in my opinion it is definitely worth the additional effort because once you get there you will find cheerful and welcoming hosts, a menu that will satisfy your palette , a wine list that will bring joy to your taste buds and service from a professional wait staff unmatched at any other restaurant. Go, Seek and Find , you will be rewarded.
Our waiter gave us a drink menu but didn ...
Our waiter gave us a drink menu but didn't come back. A hostess (I think) realized we had been sitting without a menu etc. She gave us a menu and took our drink order. In a few minutes a waiter assisted us.
I had the blackened fish over pureed black beans. I think this would be more presentable if the fish were served over a black bean cake vs pureed beans.
Fabulous Mother's Day with Kiddos!
My best friend and I went there with our daughters (5 and 6). There was plenty of room on the patio, which was shaded and lined with tall bushes for privacy. The food was DELICIOUS! I wish I'd had more appetite and time to order more! The kids had plenty of outside space to explore but I wouldn't recommend inside for kids (white table cloths, etc.). Highly recommend Museum Cafe!
Delays, marginal food disappoint
An eagerly expected visit to OKC's Museum Cafe last Friday was decidedly muted by slow service and only average food. On a Friday night when a reservation was not needed, my wife and I found ourselves waiting 20 minutes for an underwhelming antipasto plate ($15), followed by another 20-plus minute wait for only so-so entrees. My wife's Seafood Macaroni and Cheese had($28) had an unremarkable, store-bought overtone to the flavor of its pesto, while the asparagus and quinoa-rice mix accompanying my Papaya Glazed Chicken ($24) were underseasoned and underwhelming. The chicken, itself was fairly good, but not spectacular. Our server was pleasant and fairly attentive, but I speculate a light Friday crowd (22 April) had led them to a lighter staff load, perhaps explaining the delays.
While the good reputation of the Cafe is only a bit smudged by this experience, we were taken aback by the fact we both came away disappointed. Here's hoping it was just a one-off anomaly; however, our opportunities for a return visit and a redeemed experience are a bit fleeting.
Great As Always
I have never been disappointed when dining at the Museum Café. Unlike other museum restaurant, here you have a fair price with outstanding food and service. This occasion was a lunch with a friend. We each had a well prepared and tasty salad. Mine was shimp over greens with walnts, mandrin oranges etc. and his was a southwestern salad with chicken. Both were delicious and well presented. Most of the wait staff at the Café have worked there for a number of years; and if you go there a few times they likely to remember your name ... I'd call it friendly elegance.
Lunch with granddaughter
Had lunch with my 4-year-old granddaughter following an art class in the museum we took together. Great time! (The class with Natasha is great fun by the way.) With younger kiddos the outside patio is best. The kids menu gave her a yooooge PBJ sandwich. We ordered fruit to go with it and shared some French fries. I had a Reuben - one of the biggest and best I've had in our city - have to leave NYC out of it for the moment. Beautiful weather and some "New York-like" downtown feel with relaxed dining served by our waitress Rachel, who paid special attention to my granddaughter. Wonderful way to dine with someone special - no matter what age!
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